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Grateful Dead Live at Family Dog at the Great Highway on 1970-03-01

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Grateful Dead Live at Family Dog at the Great Highway on 1970-03-01


Topics Live concert


New Speedway Boogie, Casey Jones, Big Boy Pete, Morning Dew, Hard To Handle, Me & My Uncle, Cryptical Envelopement-> Drums-> The Other One-> Cryptical Envelopement-> Black Peter, Beat It On Down The Line, Dire Wolf, Good Lovin'-> Drums-> Good Lovin', Cumberland Blues, I'm A King Bee, China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider, Uncle John's Band, Dancin' In The Streets, It's All Over Now Baby Blue


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Family Dog at the Great Highway
Location San Francisco, CA

Source Soundboard
Lineage SBD > MR > Cass > DAT > CD
Taped by
Transferred by Hanno Bunjes, Uli T, Matjaz

Notes

SBD MR>C>D>CD; patch of circulating SBD with AUD by Hanno Bunjes: 3rd gen cassette > CD > SoundForge (5% speed correction/amplify) > CD; to BUDD offer; Hanno's notes

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Reviewer: njpg - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 24, 2017
Subject: Maybe my favorite Dire Wolf,
if that even matters...but yes, the vocals are a bit over the rest of the mix, and yes, it needs some EQing, but it's a very clear recording of a sweet show. Dancin', and all the other tracks from the lower-quality source (there are two sources) are superb enough to merit the highest mark regardless. Baby Blue sounds like what the Dead were later to become as musical giants of the 20th Century, though they played that song differently from this in the 80s & 90s.
Reviewer: Inspiration Move Me Brightly - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 31, 2016
Subject: Unfucking real
Maybe the best show I've ever heard other then the Sportitorium in May 77
Reviewer: oh_uh_um_ah - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 3, 2009
Subject: The GRATEFUL DEAD "Live On Stage" March 1, 1970, at the Family Dog, on the Great Hwy, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.
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1970 Soundboard except for the first two songs...and a second or two of the third song...Oops...Must-a-been the LSD...

The Great Hwy is still there, even though it's not called the Great Hwy anymore.

Nice show from 1970, when I was in 10th Grade.

IF you're a fan of Pigpen like I am, you're gonna want this show.

I recommend using your EQ during playback of most of the shows on the IA, this one included. Windows Media Player has a 10 band EQ and SRS WOW effects that enhance the sound.

Here's one way to download this show:

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Eat, Drink, Be Merry and Listen to the GRATEFUL DEAD.

Thanks for the LOVE from 1970.

PS: Get em' while you can, get em' while they're free, get em' now or you'll be sorry...the Man giveth and the Man taketh away...WTTW

PSS: This show has been downloaded over 15 thousand times.
Reviewer: lemon lime partridge - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 12, 2007
Subject: we're spoiled, this show is great
true, the aud recordings in the beginning are rough, although casey jones sounds pretty good. i'm so happy about this big boy pete...i've always loved the big boy pete from 9.20.70 even though the vocals are almost inaudible...this version is maybe not as good as september's, but it's still a wonderful song. then into a very, very nice morning dew.
generally i don't like hard to handle and i'm not crazy about this one either except for a groovy scat bit by pig before the jam.
hate to complain about mixes, but...the guitar/organ lines between vocal phrases on TOO don't explode like they need to. you know, "...she lays on me this rooooose" WHAAAACKLAAABAAAAADEEELOOODEEELOOO...that's what needs to happen, otherwise the vocals just kind of hang there awkwardly...this seems to be problematic in many '70 TOO's...BUT, going into black peter is fantastic.
cumberland blues cooks and then into a subtle, swaggering, dirty king bee that would probably make muddy proud. excellent harp playing and i didn't find it too painful as someone else mentioned...man, i have shows where the level on pig's harp is completely out of control and will make your teeth hurt.
china cat>rider is so special in 1970, this one doesn't let you down at all, it's just beautiful and perfect.
there are some questionable notes in the UJB harmonies, but when they hit the coda at the end all is forgotten...who am i listening to? CSN?
back to the aud recording for dancing in the streets & baby blue (it really doesn't sound THAT bad). baby blue is absolutely wonderful, but it cuts and is a real bummer.
no big deal anyway, i could stop at UJB and be happy with this one...
Reviewer: jlucas611 - favoritefavoritefavorite - March 11, 2005
Subject: Crappy mix hurts my ears!
I love 1970 GD, but I would start somewhere else if you don't have any 1970 shows in your collection yet. Even the so-called SBD quality bit in the middle suffers from a too-high-in-the-mix vocal, and Pig's harp will bring every dog in the neighborhood around. Good performance, a bit on the sloppy side. I'm going to cherrypick this down to one CD. Love the early arrangements of Dire Wolf, Black Peter, and especially UJB, but 3 stars for me.
Reviewer: dirty jev-o - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 5, 2005
Subject: knitpicker
1st 2 songs and part of BIG BOY are from crappy mics...then-------this site is makin me crazy----this show is tits-----if there is anything wrong {besides the aformentioned audience recordings-first 2 songs} Garcia's guitar could come up a hair-----just being crazy now here--this is a great great board of a ghreat gzreat ghreeaaattt band!!!
Reviewer: DeadDave - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 19, 2004
Subject: Big boy Pete!!!
Fun, fun, fun show.

INTENSE Cryptical-Other one

Lovely Good Lovin'-drums

Nice quality after first two tracks and before last two tracks
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